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Generate and compare multiple solutions that use patterns to transfer information.

 
12 Lesson(s)
   

What is Energy?

4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Melissa Romano
Helena, MT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson students participate in an internet search to investigate the definition of energy and discover the two main types of energy, kinetic and potential energy.

 
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what is energy
   

Drop and Pop - Energy and Speed Exploration

4th Grade Science » Unit: Speed and Energy
4th Grade Science » Unit: Speed and Energy
Melissa Romano
Helena, MT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students use a FUN TOY to make observations that speed is related to the amount of energy in an object as well as work with gravitational and elastic potential energy.

 
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dropper popper
   

Bright Time with Circuits

4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Melissa Romano
Helena, MT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students use batteries, bulbs, and tinfoil to demonstrate how energy can be transferred from one object to another.

 
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circuit heading
   

Waves Performance Assessment Part 1

4th Grade Science » Unit: Waves
4th Grade Science » Unit: Waves
Melissa Romano
Helena, MT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students use a variety of objects to participate in a partner activity and communicate using light and sound waves.

 
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Reflections (1)
performance assessment waves cover
   

Top Secret

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Light, Waves, and Data
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Light, Waves, and Data
Justin Price
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How can you use what you know about electricity to send a message to someone else?

 
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Reflections (1)
budding
   

Waves Performance Assessment Part 2

4th Grade Science » Unit: Waves
4th Grade Science » Unit: Waves
Melissa Romano
Helena, MT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students use a variety of objects to participate in a partner activity and communicate using light and sound waves.

Standards:
 
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Resources (7)
 
Reflections (1)
performance assessment waves cover
   

Binary Code

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Light, Waves, and Data
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Light, Waves, and Data
Justin Price
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How can you write a message using only 2 characters?

Standards:
 
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Resources (10)
 
Reflections (1)
   

Chose Your Code

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Light, Waves, and Data
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Light, Waves, and Data
Justin Price
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How can you chose the best way to communicate?

Standards:
 
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Resources (11)
 
Reflections (1)
   

Waves Assessment

4th Grade Science » Unit: Waves Aren't Just In The Sea
4th Grade Science » Unit: Waves Aren't Just In The Sea
Jillian Gates
Anchorage, AK
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will show their understanding of the properties of waves.

 
Resources (8)
 
Reflections (1)
pencil
   

Building A Flashlight - Preparation Day

4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy is Electric!
4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy is Electric!
Jillian Gates
Anchorage, AK
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will use their previously acquired knowledge to build a flashlight.

 
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Reflections (1)
flashlight beam
   

Basic Circuits - Day 2

4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy is Electric!
4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy is Electric!
Jillian Gates
Anchorage, AK
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students continue to experiment with building circuits.

 
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Reflections (1)
battery and plug
   

Mystery Powders Day 2

4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

This lesson is a continuation of observations from Mystery Powders Day 1. We proceed with the vinegar test and watch it do crazy things to our white powders.

 
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Reflections (1)
mystery powders day
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